Stranger Things 4 fails to break the Squid Game record for most popular Netflix TV season of all time

Stranger Things 4 fails to break the Squid Game record for most popular Netflix TV season of all time

Now that 28 days have passed since the premiere of Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2, it’s official: the season has broken Squid Game’s record for being Netflix’s Most Popular TV Season of All Time.

The streamer calculates this statistic based on the hours watched during the first 28 days of a title’s availability. In the case of the segmented release of Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 1 viewership in the 28 days following its debut was combined with Volume 2 viewership at 28 days – meaning Volume 1 viewership during the eligible window of Volume 2 did not contribute to the final count. (Volume 1 consists of seven episodes that debuted May 27, while Volume 2 consists of two episodes that debuted July 1.)

More of diversity

Ultimately, Season 4 of Stranger Things finished its run with 1.4 billion hours watched, compared to Squid Game’s 1.7 billion. The important thing to note is the running time of both seasons: “Squid Game” is about 8 hours long overall, while “Stranger Things” season 4 is about 13 hours long, but 5 hours ahead of the Duffer brothers’ sci-fi hit was always not enough to compete with Hwang Dong-hyuk’s South Korean drama.

With 57.7 million hours watched, Season 4 of Stranger Things ranked second in the Netflix Top 10 for the July 25-31 period, and was beaten by Virgin River for the second straight week of Season 4, which was viewed for 87.9 million hours in its first full week of availability. This was also the first week since the debut of Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 that it didn’t include all of the show’s previous seasons in the top 10: Season 3 was eighth at 21.4 million hours, and Season 2 was at number 10 with 20.2 million hours, but Season 1 didn’t make it.

Third place after four days of availability was “Keep Breathing,” starring Melissa Barrera as Liv, a New York City attorney who is the sole survivor after her private plane crashes on the remote Canadian border, beating her against both an unforgiving wilderness and she must fight past personal demons to stay alive. The limited series, which premiered on July 28, was viewed for 48.1 million hours. The limited series The Most Hated Man on the Internet also debuted in the top 10 this week, ranking sixth with 24.7 million hours watched after five days of availability. The documentary project tells the story of the mother’s mission against Hunter Moore, the self-proclaimed “King of Revenge Porn,” after nude photos of her daughter were leaked online.

Resident Evil remains in the top 10 this week, sitting at number 5 with 27.5 million hours watched. Manifest remains on the charts after a recent resurgence, with Season 1 occupying the No. 4 position (39.8 million) and Season 2 ranked No. 7 (24.2 million). Season 3 made its re-entry this week at #9 with 20.6 million hours.

Check out Netflix’s top 10 lists below for the week of July 25-31, starting with English language series, followed by non-English language TV shows, English language films, and then non-English language films.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

VIP+ Data: “Stranger Things” vs. “Squid Game”: On the Trail of the Champion

Best Variety

Sign up for the Variety newsletter. Follow us for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click here to read the full article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.